About Digital Media Funding Proposals

There is a lot that game design, interactive digital media, film/television, digital arts, etc programs teach you in preparation for a career in the digital media content production sector.  But the one thing they don’t often teach (or really gloss over) – how do you raise cash to actually make this stuff? As these programs […]

docSHIFT Summit 2011 recap

Article is a cross-post with Village Gamer, a news source for Canadian interactive digital media content. This past weekend the Documentary Organization of Canada – Toronto Chapter held docSHIFT Summit 2011, a conference with the purpose of educating and supporting documentary filmmakers who are looking to leverage their storytelling abilities and position themselves as the […]

Digital Media Budgeting for accessing project-based funding in Canada: Part 6

Part Six of this Eight Part series on the Canadian IDM budget template is a category-by-category review of the “Budget Detail” Tab. Previous Post: Part 5 – overview of the “Budget Detail” Tab 01 – Producer Fees This entire category is capped by all Funds as 10% of B+C.  In simple reference terms, 10% of […]

Digital Media Budgeting for accessing project-based funding in Canada: Part 5

Part Five of this Eight Part series on the Canadian IDM budget template overviews the “Budget Detail” Tab. Previous Post: Part 4 – Cost Allocation column(s) of the “Budget Summary and “Budget Detail” Tabs. While it may be overwhelming to see all of these line items, the key to completing this template properly is to […]

Digital Media Budgeting for accessing project-based funding in Canada: Part 4

Part Four of this Eight Part series on the Canadian IDM budget template reviews the Cost Allocation column of the “Budget Summary” and “Budget Detail” Tabs. Previous Post: Part 3 – “Related Party Transactions” Tab / CMF RPT Form The budget template most commonly used in the Convergent side of interactive digital media requests costs […]

Digital Media Budgeting for accessing project-based funding in Canada: Part 3

Part Three of this Eight Part series on the Canadian IDM budget template reviews the “Related Party Transactions” Tab / CMF RPT Form Previous Post: Part 2 – “Cover Page” Tab The RPT Tab / Form is weird one if you are new to interactive budget preparation. The best piece of advice I can share […]

Digital Media Budgeting for accessing project-based funding in Canada: Part 2

Part Two of this Eight Part series on the Canadian IDM budget template reviews the “Cover Page” tab. Previous Post: Part 1 – Overview 1. What is the “Cover Page” tab about? This is more of an “at-a-glance” for the Fund administrators and its analysts to get a quick sense/reminder of project scope – of […]

Digital Media Budgeting for accessing project-based funding in Canada: Part 1

As an industry, digital media professionals are gearing up for yet another round of application silly season – OMDC IDM Fund and Film Nova Scotia’s New Media Equity Program are both due August 29, 2011, Rocket Fund Digital Program is September 28, CMF Experimental is September 30, Bell Fund and Quebecor Fund are both October 1, […]